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Wine at Hotels

Hotel Allegro 171 W. Randolph 312-236-0123 Everybody knows fancy hotels have a free evening wine hour for guests in the lobby, but who knew that when you crash they don’t care? I was talking to the wine pourer while waiting for a friend at the Hotel Allegro recently and confessed that I wasn’t actually staying […]

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Ice Hockey

Johnny’s IceHouse 1350 W. Madison 312-226-5555 or johnnysicehouse.com When I started dating a guy who played league hockey at Johnny’s IceHouse in the West Loop I resisted going to games for fear of being bored and cold. But then my single girlfriends began to insist. Johnny’s has leagues for all skill levels, from novice to […]

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Haircuts

Charles Ifergan 106 E. Oak 312-640-7444 (workshop) At Charles Ifergan’s student workshop I got a haircut that made me look like the kind of person who could actually afford that kind of haircut. You have to be flexible: the hours are limited, appointments must be made two weeks in advance, and the students are often […]